Infotech Lead India: India’s telecom minister Kapil Sibal has launched the pilot e-Gov application store.
DeitY through NIC has developed and hosted the e-Gov Appstore.
The Appstore will enable citizen to receive services in more streamlined manner.
The e-Gov Appstore aims to be a national level common repository of productized applications, components and web services that can be used by various of government agencies/departments at Centre and in the States.
Currently 20 Applications, 8 Components and 1 Web Services are hosted. These applications are sourced from 8 distinct States / UTs and provide a gamut of G2C/G2B services. Going ahead, the applications will be productized and made available on the e-Gov Appstore for use.
The e-Gov Appstore has features like sharing of applications; search for applications; provides basic information about an application on selection; allows users to provide feedback and rate an application; has two level approval process for contributing applications; and allows authenticated users to download application for consumption.
The e-Gov Appstore will be augmented to include applications and components developed by various departments and agencies at Centre and States and by private players.